Reed's Skipper's Handbook For Sail and Power, Fourth Edition

Reed\'s Skipper\'s Handbook
By:Pearson, Malcolm;
Pub Date:August 23rd 2005
Format:Paperback 176 pages
ISBN:0071456279 / 9780071456272
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Main description

The Ultimate Memory Aid for Onboard Use

Reed's Skipper's Handbook, the worldwide bestselling piloting and seamanship pocket guide, is now adapted for North American waters and buoyage systems.

  • Concise
  • Color-coded page margins for quick reference
  • Ideal for quick reference at the helm and for browsing at home to refresh and extend your seamanship knowledge
  • Packed with a huge amount of useful information
  • Answers all the navigation quandaries mariners are likely to encounter underway.

"A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers. . . . A top-rate book."--Waterstones

"A terrific little volume."--Motorboat & Yachting


Table of contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Position and distance

Latitude and longitude

Measuring distance

Plotting position

Chart symbols

Chart correction

Direction and compass

Variation

Deviation

Checking the compass

Compass conversion

Leeway

Cause of leeway

Allowing for leeway

Tides and tidal streams

Tides

Tidal streams

Tidal definitions

Effect of tidal streams

Tidal stream information

Tidal streams - interpolation

Coastal tidal streams

Course to steer

Course to steer - short period; longer passages

Sailing to windward

ETA

Position

EP - Estimated position

DR - EP

Fixing position

Taking fixes

Using transits/ranges

Running fixes

Special case for a running fix

Position by line of soundings

Electronic navigation

GPS - waypoint navigation

Tidal curves

Standard ports

Secondary ports

Rule of Twelfths

Anomalies - South coast

Finding depths

Reduction to soundings

Finding depth to anchor

Anchoring - depth by echo sounder

Depth and clearance below the keel

Distance off

MHWS (MHW) Distance off

Rising or dipping lights

The sextant

Index error

Distance off

Vertical sextant angle

Clearance under bridges

Clearance

Charted clearance

Rules of the Road

Steering and sailing rules

Lights and daymarks

Sound signals

Buoyage

Buoys and marks

Light characteristics

SOLAS

SOLAS regulations

Passage planning

Safety and Distress

Distress flares

GMDSS/EPIRB

VHF distress signals - Mayday/PanPan

SOLAS life saving signals

Personal safety

Helicopter rescue

Man overboard

MOB - sailing boat without engine

MOB - sailing boat using engine

MOB - motor cruisers

Communications

Phonetic alphabet/Morse code

Flags

Weather

Weather patterns

Wind belts

Anticyclones and depressions

Fronts

Depressions

Weather maps

Local winds

Katabatic winds/fog

Beaufort scale

Shipping forecasts

Other weather forecasts

Anchoring and docking

Anchors

Anchoring

Docking alongside

Knots, bends and hitches

Knots

Knots and hitches

Hitches

Bends

Inland waterways

Licences/Equipment

Buoyage and traffic lights

Rules of the Road

Locks

Signals and signs

North American Waterways

The Intracoastal Waterway

Log check

Measured distance

Checking speed and distance

Facts and figures

ETA/Tidal stream

Distance off/Conversions/Sun movement

Distance off

Range of lights

Index

International Port Traffic Signals


Backcover

Author Information

Downloads & Resources

Downloads



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